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D. LeVine

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  • Scott Stratten - Social Media Specialist

  • Conversations with the Best Entrepreneurs on the Planet
  • By: Scott Stratten
  • Narrated by: Mike Giles
  • Length: 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 10

Scott Stratten is a leading motivational speaker and social media expert. In this interview he focuses on innovative methods for extending your business message online through harnessing social media.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight and tips - poor audio quality

  • By D. LeVine on 10-14-10

Great insight and tips - poor audio quality

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-10

The insights and social media tips were great and on target - useful reminders even for pros.
However it was a recorded phone interview so the audio quality is poor.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Time Is Different

  • Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
  • By: Carmen Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 213

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing - and recovering -their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different" - claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. This book proves that premise wrong.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • necessary piece to understand the current crisis

  • By D. Littman on 12-04-09

Interesting - but a little dry.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-09

Although the information was interesting, it reads like text book.
I almost gave up a few times because it was too dry.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • How We Decide

  • By: Jonah Lehrer
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,855
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 612

Jonah Lehrer arms us with the tools we need to figure out how we decide, drawing on cutting-edge research by Daniel Kahneman, Colin Camerer, and others, as well as the real-world experiences of a wide range of "deciders" - from airplane pilots and hedge fund investors to serial killers and poker players. Lehrer shows how people are taking advantage of the new science to make better television shows, win more football games, and improve military intelligence.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Summarizes information from several superior books

  • By Sarah on 06-21-09

Excellent - very insightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-09

Very thorough and very insightful. Includes practical applications and how to make better decisions.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Persuasion IQ

  • The 10 Skills You Need to Get Exactly What You Want
  • By: Kurt W. Mortensen
  • Narrated by: Jim Bond
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

Research done at Kurt Mortensen's Persuasion Institute proves that persuasion is as much a science as an art - though top persuaders universally possess certain skills that make them seem as though they have a natural ability to persuade. In as little time as it takes you to listen to Persuasion IQ you can transform yourself into a true master of the art and science of persuasion.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Persuasion?

  • By Dave on 07-05-08

Painful to listen to.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-08

This audio book is painful to listen to. The narration is professional, but there is no life to it and the writing is dry like the desert.

There may be some excellent ideas here, but its too dry to get through.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • In-Flight Arabic

  • Learn Before You Land
  • By: Living Language
  • Narrated by: Living Language
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2

Wondering how to make use of all that spare time on the plane while you're flying to Cairo, Riyadh, or Beirut? Between your in-flight meal and your in-flight movie, try some In-Flight Arabic! This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough Arabic to get through anything you'll run into, whether you're traveling for business or for pleasure.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too Little, Too Much, Too Bad.

  • By Sojournalist on 05-27-04

Avoid this

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-06

This was a really bad language tape. Tapes by Robert Blair for example are very easy to use and help you learn a language fast.

On this tape, they say the English word, then they say the Arabic word - ONCE - and then a quiet moment for you to repeat the word. The whole audio file works that way. If you want to really learn, you need to constantly rewind to hear the correct pronunciation.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 100 Ways to Motivate Others

  • How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results
  • By: Steve Chandler, Scott Richardson
  • Narrated by: Steve Chandler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 71

100 Ways to Motivate Others is the culmination of many years of successful leadership coaching and training by best-selling author Steve Chandler and attorney Scott Richardson, and the natural follow-up to Steve's previous best sellers, including 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Chandler and Richardson have crafted a vital, user-friendly, inspirational guide for executives, managers, and professionals...and those aspiring to reach their level.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You can't Manage - you must Lead

  • By Arthur Held on 04-23-05

Full of useful gems

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-05

This audio book is packed with useful gems of advice. I highly recommend it for anyone in management.

  • The Success Principles

  • How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • By: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  • Narrated by: Jack Canfield
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. This audio spells out the timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions, even if you're currently unemployed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Lynn on 03-23-07

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-05

Excellent book.
I also recommend The 8th Habit - the 2 books compliment each other.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Jester

  • By: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
  • Narrated by: Neil Dickson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbound and engaged

  • By Sheridan Race on 11-19-03

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-03

Great story. It held me at the edge of my seat the entire time. Voice narration was also excellent.